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1

When did the Berlin wall fall?

November 9th 1989

2

What happened in Hungary once they stopped being communist?

they opened their borders so east Germans could enter west Germany through Hungary

3

In September 1989 how many east Germans left to west Germany through Hungary?

10,000

4

When did communism end in East Germany?

Elections held march 1990
Germany reunited in October 1990

5

When did communism end in Hungary?

November 1989 - velvet revolution
power peacefully handed to a democratically elected government

6

When did communism end in Yugoslavia?

1990 the nationalist groups in 6 major Yugoslavian regions won democratic elections
led to the breakup of Yugoslavia

7

When did communism end in Poland?

September 1989 - Poland had a non communist prime minister

8

When did communism end in Romania?

25th December 1989 - Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was overthrown

9

When did communism end in Bulgaria?

free elections held in June 1990

10

When did communism end in Albania?

free elections held in march 1991

11

What did Gorbachev announce about the other communist countries?

they should "find its own path to socialism"

12

WHat happened in August 1991?

communist hard liners staged a coup to prevent the break up of the USSR
Gorbachev temporarily removed from power

13

When did gorbachev permanently lose power?

25th December 1991

14

When did the USSR break up?

26th December 1991